I took advantage of the beautiful twist in the weather (60+ degrees after a freakish snow Nor'easter last week) to take my last Autumn road trip to Northern New England. It was a madcap Saturday/Sunday trip, over 600 miles and numerous cups of java.
The funky clothing consignment store where I bring vintage items is closing after many wonderful years. It was the perfect fit for a college town....unique and eclectic. But it can be overwhelming to run a business and life can take a turn. I wished the sweet owner all the best in her future endeavours as I picked up the last of my consignment items, which will go into my etsy shop soon.
As I ran through town, I visited with my youngest son and my future daughter-in-law. They always amaze me. Two very sincere young folk who live life to the fullest. They enjoy the outdoors and doing, being. I think they've discovered the secret to happiness that we all seek.
There is another consignment shop on my rounds, where I found two great tops. It's been cool in the office and I wanted something to wear over a light blouse. These two will be perfect and they were on the dollar rack....score!
Then I met up with old friends, had a wonderful home cooked dinner, chatted till late, and slept like a log. It was a shame to have to leave on Sunday morning but I drove home, unpacked, and settled down with a nice cup of tea.
So yesterday I was saying that two things caught my attention during the past few days, one being tagged to answer some questions about me. The other was something else I want to do with crafting. I love repurposing things, making something new from old, so I am embarking on a quest to learn a new skill. My sister-in-law is going to show me how to use her new "sewing" machine which does everything except scramble eggs. Yes, it quilts, too, and I may take advantage of that. All of this comes 'round to opening a new etsy shop which will be for my creations. I will have it set up before this year's end. All this hectic year at work, I wondered if there wasn't a more personal, meaningful way of life for me. This is my first step in finding out. Please wish me luck.
Have the best day yet!